ECW Living Dangerously 1998 | ECW Saturday Night RetroView

On March 1st, 1998 Extreme Championship Wrestling aired their pay-per-view ECW Living Dangerously 1998. The event featured 8 matches with one being a title match for the ECW Television Championship.

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ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Tag Team Match

Full Blooded Italians vs. Chris Chetti & Jerry Lynn

Chris Chetti & Little Guido begin the match, then a lock up before Chetti spinning heel kicks Guido who is do busy dancing. Guido rakes the eyes which brings in Tracy Smothers, Smothers eats a massive fist from Chetti then a tag to Jerry Lynn who nails a double axe handle, and chops by Lynn. Sunset flip out of the corner for two then crossbody from the middle rope for two. Chetti & Lynn dropkicks Full Blooded Italians.

Lynn planchas onto Full Blooded Italians Chetti nails a springboard clothesline. Tommy Rich cheap shots Chetti to give Full Blooded Italians control, Rich puts the boots to Chetti. Double chop and elbow for two knee drop by Guido. Guido smashes Chetti off Smothers’ boot, delayed suplex by Smothers. Smothers suplexes Guido on Chetti for two, Chetti fights back at Guido.

Guido rakes the eyes and tags Smothers; Smothers clotheslines Chetti for two. Tag to Guido, double shoulder block for two. Chetti sunset flips Smothers, but Rich distracts the referee. Dropkick by Smothers, Chetti fires back at Smothers. Smothers boots down Chetti, Smothers rams Chetti off his knee.

Chetti nails a double jump leg lariat after reversing an Irish whip; Chetti nails Guido & Smothers with a leg drop then he tags to Lynn. Dropkicks all around, headscissors by Lynn. Spinning reverse elbow to Guido, Rich is waffled. Lynn nails a double DDT, leg lariat by Smothers. Rich nails Smothers with the Italian flag by mistake and Lynn with a jackknife for the win.

Winners: Chris Chetti & Jerry Lynn (8:19)

ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Masato Tanaka vs. Doug Furnas 

We get going with Masato Tanaka kicks and dropkicks Doug Furnas who responds with a power slam. Furnas kicks and stomps Tanaka, dropkick by Furnas. More kicks, Tanaka nails a dragon screw and applies a figure 4 before Furnas escapes so Tanaka drills Furnas with elbows, lariat for two.

Swinging DDT for two, death valley driver by Tanaka for two. Furnas forgets to lift Tanaka so Furnas delivers a Ganso Bomb on Tanaka. German suplex by Furnas then a Frankensteiner but Lance Wright does not want Furnas to win the match, elbows and roaring elbow from Tanaka gets the victory.

Winner: Masato Tanaka (5:46)

ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Rob Van Dam vs. 2 Cold Scorpio

Match begins with a Lock-up then a waistlock from 2 Cold Scorpio but Rob Van Dam counters into a armwringer. Scorpio trips RVD, RVD grabs onto the ropes. Hammerlock from RVD, Scorpio counters with a snapmare but RVD lands on his feet. Hammerlock by RVD, Scorpio flips over, nice theatrics before Scorpio nails a dropkick with RVD dropping to the floor.

We get a test of strength, RVD & Scorpio bridge out of difficult positions before Scorpio flips out of RVD’s monkey flip. Scorpio sends RVD to the floor and into the guard rail, RVD is sent into the guard rail twice. Chops and right hands by Scorpio, RVD boots Scorpio. Scorpio dodges a moonsault and thrust kick to drop RVD throat first across the guard rail.

Kick to the face by Scorpio, splash against the guard rail. RVD is the quickest up, chair to the back of Scorpio. Scorpio meets the guard rail, slingshot leg drop by RVD for two. Scorpio spears RVD to the corner, running spinning heel kick by RVD. Diving spinning heel kick by RVD then goes for a cover but Scoripo kicks out.

RVD hits a Rolling Thunder that gets a 2 count before heel kick to the face by Scorpio. RVD blocks the 2nd before he hits corkscrew leg drop for two. RVD misses a corner splash, right hands by Scorpio. Powerbomb by Scorpio before he signals for a 450 splash. Leg drop by Scorpio, back suplex by Scorpio.

Turning Splash by Scorpio for two then a moonsault by Scorpio gets a another two count. Scorpio places RVD on the top turnbuckle, RVD slaps down Scorpio. 5 Star Frog Splash does not connect as Scorpio block with his knees, leg lariat by Scorpio. Scoop slam, somersault leg drop from the middle rope for two.

Scorpio misses a splash in the corner, diving thrust kick by RVD. Split legged moonsault for two, hurricanrana by RVD. Spinning sole butt drops Scorpio to the floor, RVD nails Scorpio with a superkick and rams Scorpio into the ring post. Van Damanator from RVD, Scorpio piledrivers RVD on the ramp.

Scorpio piledrivers RVD twice, RVD is dragged back to the ring. Low blow by RVD, right hands by RVD. Scorpio kicks RVD into the referee and Scorpio splashes the referee by mistake.

Huge boot by RVD, RVD misses a 450 splash. Scorpio powerbombs RVD, Scorpio climbs to the top rope. 450 Splash by Scorpio, Arabian Facebuster by Sabu who lays out Scorpio.

Scorpio kicks out. The Sandman chases Sabu, then a spinning kick from Scorpio to the face of RVD before RVD rolling up Scorpio out of nowhere countering an Irish whip into a victory roll to score the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam (27:10)

ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Tag Team 3-Way Dance Match

Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks vs. New Jack & Spike Dudley

The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks brawl with Dudley Boyz Bubba Ray Dudley sends Balls Mahoney to the floor. Axel Rotten & D Von Dudley are in the ring, hip toss by Rotten. Armdrag by Rotten, hiptoss by D Von. Clothesline by Rotten, D Von spills out to the floor. Bubba hammers away on Mahoney, superkick by Mahoney.

Mahoney misses a top rope leg drop, Bubba has a chair. Mahoney takes a shot to the head, Big Dick Dudley Chokeslams Rotten. New Jack’s music hits, New Jack & Spike Dudley nails Dudley Boyz with weapons. Bubba is choked by Spike while New Jack hits D Von with 32 weapons. Spike drills Bubba with a hurricanrana, Mahoney is waffled with a frying pan.

The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks drill The Dudleys with chairs. D Von takes a crutch to the nuts; everyone is spilling out into the crowd. The Hardcore Chair Swingin Freaks place The Dudleys on tables as Spike & New Jack climb the balcony above where the tables are, New Jack & Spike dive and drive Dudley Boyz through the tables.

Mahoney brings Spike back to the ring, back suplex by Mahoney. Mahoney has a table, Spike is on the table. Spike tornado DDTs through the table Dudley Boyz are up after the splashes. Spike is dropped onto Rotten at ringside, 3D on Mahoney & The Hardcore Chair Swingin Freaks are eliminated. New Jack & Spike drills The Dudleys with guitars, Acid Drop by Spike and a 187 from New Jack gets the win.

Winners: New Jack & Spike Dudley (13:25)

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Tommy Dreamer vs. Justin Credible 

Jenna Jameson tries to interview Justin Credible but he blows her off so Tommy Dreamer interrupts and kisses Jameson before back dropping Credible. Jason attacks Dreamer to save Credible, plancha from Dreamer. Dreamer whips Credible into the crowd and we have more crowd brawling, we come back ringside and Credible drops Dreamer on the guard rail.

Dreamer is thrown back into the ring, Credible runs into Dreamer and eats a fallaway slam. Dreamer is given a chair and dropkicks the chair into Credible’s face. Scoop slam by Dreamer, Dreamer misses a frog splash. Low dropkick by Credible, Credible drop toeholds Dreamer onto a chair.

Credible wedges a chair in between turnbuckles, chops by Dreamer. Russian leg sweep by Dreamer, Credible counters Dreamer by sending Dreamer into the wedged chair. Reverse DDT on a chair, mounted punches by Credible.

Credible grabs a chair and climbs to the top rope. Dreamer blocks Credible with a boot. Credible eats a Spiccoli Driver. Credible no sells to nail That’s Incredible. Beulah is here; she is smiling on her way to the ring.

Beulah low blows Credible and Jason. DDT on Jason, Nicole Bass has Beulah. Bear Hug by Bass, Mikey Whipwreck nails Bass with a Whippersnapper. Credible smacks Whipwreck with a crutch, but Dreamer nails Dreamer DDT for the win.

Winner: Tommy Dreamer (8:58)

Tazz vs. Bam Bam Bigelow - ECW World TV Title Match: ECW Living Dangerously 1998 (WWE Network Exclusive) | WWE
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ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Television Title Match

Taz (c) vs. Bam Bam Bigelow

Kicking this match off with a stare down before Taz locks in a Fujiwara armbar but Bam Bam Bigelow reaches the ropes then a hiptoss by Taz. Bigelow is sent to the floor, Taz tries an apron double axe handle but Bigelow catches Taz and sends Taz into the ring post and guard rail.

Powerbomb by Bigelow for two, corner splash from the challenger. Bigelow threatens the referee, Taz elevates Bigelow to the ramp they are brawling on the ramp before Taz connects with a exploder Tazplexes Bigelow into the crowd.

Bigelow gains control in the crowd, clothesline back to ringside. DDT from Bigelow, moonsault by Bigelow for two. Bigelow has a table, headbutt from Bigelow. Bigelow wants a powerbomb, Taz fights out and flapjacks Bigelow through the table.

Bigelow kicks out and the two battle on the floor; Taz smacks a table through Bigelow’s face. Taz is sent into the ring apron, chair across the back. Low blow and Taz sends Bigelow into the crowd, a lot of brawling on the floor.

Greetings From Asbury Park is countered for a Tazmission, Taz is on Bigelow’s back but Bigelow throws himself backward and both men crash through the ring then Bigelow crawls out and Taz is pulled out & Bigelow pins him for the win.

Winner: AND NEW Television Champion: Bam Bam Bigelow (13:37)

ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Dueling Canes Match

Sabu vs. The Sandman

RVD dressing up as Sabu and attacks The Sandman before the real Sabu comes to the ring and beats up The Sandman. Sandman is driven through a table, Arabian Facebuster from Sabu that get a two count for Sabu; Sandman avoids a top rope maneuver from Sabu. Sabu maintains control as Sandman is so worn down, Sabu hurls Sandman to the ramp. Sabu DDTs Sandman on the ramp, Bill Alfonso hands Sabu another table.

Triple Jump Moonsault on the ramp by Sabu then The Sandman whips Sabu into a table and into a referee, Sandman suplexes the table onto Sabu. RVD is back, RVD kicks Sandman in the head ruining the table. Slingshot leg drop by Sabu, diving thrust kick by RVD before he hits 5 Star Frog Splash onto Sandman who is under a chair, RVD & Sabu leg drop Sandman through the table and crooked referee Jeff Jones counts the pin to give Sabu the win.

Winner: Sabu (9:21)

ECW Living Dangerously 1998
Tag Team Match

Triple Threat vs. Al Snow & Lance Strom

Lance Storm dives onto Triple Threat then hits a spinning heel kicks and chops by Storm. Dropkick to Shane Douglas & Chris Candido is crotched on the top rope. Top rope superplex for two, Douglas is sent onto the top rope. Superkick knocks Douglas to the floor, Storm back suplexes Candido. Tag to Sunny, Francine & Sunny are standing toe 2 toe.

Sunny has a baking tray, Sunny f**ks up her swerve missing Storm’s head completely. Everyone cheers as we have The Triple Threat together once again with Sunny & Francine hugging; Candido taunts Storm which leads to Al Snow coming out to the arena.

Al Snow comes down to the ring, and beats on Triple Threat heads are everywhere. Douglas & Snow brawl in the corner before Douglas falls through the whole in the ring, Snow has Douglas & drills him to the mat with Snow Plow gets the win for his team.

Winners: Al Snow & Lance Storm (4:49)